PR September 2012

September 26, 2012

Forty Under 40 |

Exterior Replacement Business |

Mark Richardson |

Craig Durosko

Features

New windows improve function, performance, and style choices to fit your client’s needs

Programs like Energy Star, LEED, and Passivhaus are taking complex engineering and building science and converting it into marketing bites and energy scores.

Programs like Energy Star, LEED, and Passivhaus are taking complex engineering and building science and converting it into marketing bites and energy scores.

Two apps gaining traction and now being used by many remodelers are Houzz for creating design ideas and Pinterest.

Our PRIME advisory panel includes some of the remodeling industry’s best marketers. This month we asked about their No. 1 marketing tactic or strategy. Here are the top three responses.

A full outdoor kitchen is possible with this stainless steel cabinetry from Danver, starting with base units from 12 to 48 inches wide and wall cabinets from 12 to 42 inches high.

This new collection from Kraftmaid features an extensive offering of new colors and stains in a blend of contemporary and traditional styles.

The SmartCab Storage System from Hafele is completely customizable with a wide range of inserts available for any configuration.

Twelve pulls and four knobs are available in this decorative hardware collection from Berenson.

The vanities of the Elegant Bath Collection are organized into three suites: Designer Suites, Wall Mount Suites, and Basics.

This compact Spiral Saw from RotoZip improves visibility and accuracy via a built-in dust collection system that minimizes airborne debris while venting dust away from the operator.

Suited for cutting, grinding, and sanding, the W2000 from Metabo sports a three-position side handle for easy vertical or horizontal cuts while keeping a firm grip.

The auto-feed attachment on the DS325AC and DS340AC corded screwdrivers removes the need for individual loading of fasteners.

Unlike traditional try squares, Bora’s new 8-in. or 12-in. versions measure more than just 90-degree angles thanks to molded angle guides of 22.5, 45, 67.5 and 90 degrees.

High torque and high impact are key with Bosch’s line of Impact Tough screw driving bits, sockets and hole saws.

This EPS architectural-grade insulation offers superior moisture resistance to XPS products, is available in greater thicknesses, and offers comparable compressive strength.

If you take some inventory of your team, it will help you understand the great factor.

New colors Bayou Blue, Evening Shadow, Island Palm, and Plantation Teak have been added to the American Splendor Signature Series of vinyl siding panels, joining 20 existing colors.

With Modena, Azek Deck adds a warm, medium brown shade to its Harvest Deck Collection.

These Energy Star-qualified fiberglass doors are available as a solid, opaque unit or with 3/4-rectangle or 3/4-oval lites.

The newest additions to Andersen’s A-Series of windows and patio doors feature Stormwatch protection for homes in coastal areas.

This insulated siding product reduces energy loss in the home due to thermal bridging.

This exterior door system consists of two perforated, sliding, powder-coated aluminum panels that allow users to have total control over light and privacy levels in the home.

Quanex’s AirCell insulation protects the elements of the EnergyCore product line, which has expanded to include horizontal sliders, tilt single-hungs, side-load single-hungs, and corresponding profile picture window designs.

These boards create the look of beveled edge wood with a smooth, brushed finish in vertical siding, porch ceiling, and soffit applications.

Be sure your company is keeping pace with the methods for producing high quality leads then using them effectively.

Two apps gaining traction and now being used by many remodelers are Houzz for creating design ideas and Pinterest.

If you take some inventory of your team, it will help you understand the great factor.

Many of you are looking at this editorial page and probably wondering: Where’s Jonathan? And who is this new guy?

Every so often, when a number of positive changes occur right on top of each other, it makes sense to communicate them directly to you, our readers.

Results from the second quarter Remodeling Market Index (RMI) dropped two points to 45, reflecting a weaker labor market. According to the NAHB, the RMI reached 48 twice in 2011, the highest readings since 2006.

The 40 young AEC professionals featured represent the Class of 2012 in Professional Remodeler’s “40 Under 40” competition.

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